Dealer told me today that a memo they received says that the competition brake option (J63) will not be available for 2010 and is being removed from the order guide. Does that mean all of 2010? Also, the memo says that it is a track application that has no noticeable effect for street use (heavy use track brake fade?).
06-24-09, 04:11 PM
I wonder if the differential is off the table too??? Just goes to show yah, the stock brake system is up to snuff.
06-24-09, 04:54 PM
The diff is gone tooo ?!?! wtf
06-24-09, 05:01 PM
Looks like yet another opportunity for aftermarket...
Well, I guess I can order my 2010 now. I was waiting for the brake info.
Thunder Gray/Ebony/Recaro/6-speed manual/Sunroof delete/Pontiac Aztec rear fascia
I've had my V since January, the "standard" brakes on this car are incredible, they stop RIGHT NOW, they don't fade, and the rotors are still smooth as new; among the best OEM brakes I've owned. J63 would be good for track use, but they are IMHO not at all necessary for the street.
Hopefully the accessory catalogue will offer J63 for those who track their cars regularly for not ridiculous prices if anyone at GM is listening. Ditto for the diff cooler.
I'm waiting for the Pads, Front & Rear, the less dust storm model.
and all season tires..
The memo also says a "Track Package" will be available as an accessory shortly.
06-25-09, 09:31 AM
I guess I can understand GM's decision on this. They can offer the two piece rotors, pads and diff cooler for about $3,500 as an dealer installed accessory for anyone wanting to track their cars. They make way more money than installing the parts at the factory by avoiding the cost of putting them in the assembly process, providing spare parts to the system, etc. Plus they avoid any warranty claims from people complaining about excess brake dust, noise, etc. If I could get all the parts for $3,000, I might pop for it just for grins.